warwolf

war·​wolf | \ ˈwȯr- \

Definition of warwolf

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic variant of

warwolf

noun
war·​wolf
plural warwolves

Definition of warwolf (Entry 2 of 2)

: a medieval siege engine for throwing stones and other missiles

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History and Etymology for warwolf

Noun

war entry 1 + wolf; translation of Medieval Latin lupus belli

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“Warwolf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warwolf. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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